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Keeping Your Gettysburg Connection Strong

"If you find yourself missing the spirit of Gettysburg College--our campus, its history, academic conversations, and our community of parents, faculty, and staff--please know that these connections need not end."- President Janet Morgan Riggs '77

Parents of Alumni Association members. . .

Fall Weekend, November 1-2, 2014

Although your son or daughter has graduated and is off doing great work, you're still a part of our Gettysburg College family--and you always will be! Join us this Family Weekend to connect other parents of alumni and participate in these special events:

  • Welcome Reception at Norris-Wachob Alumni House with President Riggs
    Saturday, 2:30-4:00 p.m.
  • Gettysburg College Civil War Tour with John Rudy '07
    Saturday, 4:00 p.m. and Sunday, 10:00 a.m.
  • Comedienne Paula Poundstone at The Majestic Theater
    Saturday, 8:00 p.m.
  • Parents of Alumni Association Breakfast
    Sunday, 8:30 a.m.
  • Family Weekend Events
    (throughout the weekend)

Click here for detailed schedule and hotel room information.

Register now. All events are free of charge but registration is required.

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Highlights of Previous Events

Spring Saturday 2014

A casual day that gave us a chance to reconnect while the campus and town were in full springtime swing. Highlights included a cupola tour of the Seminary Ridge Museum (opened July 1, 2013), a wine and cheese reception, and a session in the new Gettysburg Lab for Experimental Economics (GLEE) with economics professor Rimvydas Baltaduonis.

Spring Weekend 2014 view from Seminary Cupola
See more photos from Spring Saturday 2014.

    Fall Weekend 2013

    We opened our Fall Weekend with a Friday evening reception at the Eisenhower Institute. Saturday morning we spent at the Eisenhower National Historic Site, followed by lunch and the opportunity to explore campus and the town. We wrapped up the weekend with a concert and dessert reception at the Majestic Theater.

    Fall Weekend 2013 at the Eisenhower Farm
    See more photos from Fall Weekend 2013.

    Spring Saturday 2013

    During Spring Saturday, held on April 13, 2013, parents of alumni spent the day getting reacquainted with Gettysburg and gathered for an evening reception in Schmucker Hall to enjoy wine, cheese, wonderful music, and the company of other parents of alumni.

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    The Parents of Alumni Association Inaugural Weekend

    The inaugural weekend was held September 21-22, 2012, in conjunction with the weekend-long program, “Emancipation 2012: 150 Years Since the New Beginning,” sponsored by the Gettysburg Foundation, the Gettysburg National Military Park, and Gettysburg College.  

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